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Arkansas Online reports that Walmart plans to donate $2 million to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, each of which will receive $1 million over the next three years that will go “toward paid congressional internships, housing, monthly stipends, professional development and leadership training.”

The story notes that in making the announcement, Walmart “cited statistics from the Pew Research Center that show that while non-white Americans comprise approximately 36 percent of the population, less than 20 percent of congressional representatives are people of color.”


USA Today reports that Walmart, sensing opportunity now that Toys R Us is defunct, “is pushing more aggressively into the space, making it simpler for millennial parents to outfit their baby's nursery with items ranging from changing tables to bassinets. The retailer will launch a new online experience Thursday that enables parents to choose among six curated baby collections, as well as focus their searches to specific areas like diaper changing, nursing and storage.”
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